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possible, but necessary. even as the u.n. launched an investigation into reports that chemical weapons were used in syria last week. andrea mitchell, nbc news, amman. >>> and it was the kind of meeting not witnessed in modern times. a get-together in italy today between two men who have worn the title pope. pope francis paid a visit to his predecessor benedict xvi at castel gandolfo the papal retreat where benedict has retired. francis -- pope francis told benedict, we are brothers. the two men prayed together with the vatican spokesman calling it a moment of great communion in the church. >>> a well-known russian tycoon who amassed great wealth after the fall of the soviet union was found dead today in england. boris berezovsky was a close ally of former president boris yeltsin. in return for backing yeltsin he was able to buy former state assets at bargain prices. he also helped vladimir putin rise to power but later had a falling-out with putin and moved to england. the circumstances of his death were unclear. berezovsky was 67 years old. >>> back in this country the evidence appears to
-type force. he is going to the u.n. he is looking for the french to take a lot of the lead. he is going to be -- but nobody, even with both syria and with iran, there is no nobody particularly at the pentagon who is really wanting to do this right now. and barack obama least of all. chris: michael. >> chris, this poses problems, the perception which i think is accurate of our wearyness causes problems particularly in iran. people don't believe that this president really is willing to follow through on the use of force because they think that his head is still looking back at iraq. someone who spoke to him recently told me a few days ago that he has said about syria, words to the effect of "i know how i get in. tell me how i get out. i don't know how to get out." he is still thinking of what we got into unexpectedly in iraq, the unintended consequences of american action. it's a defining thing for him. chris: a sense of wisdom. let me ask you about this column. in terms of republican politics, and speak for that if you can, that they know that george w bush is basically identified comple
is a game changer. >> reporter: the u.n. is investigating the incident. and congressional sources say that the intelligence committees have been briefed and that the administration has full authority to get militarily involved if chemical weapons, if there's any proof of chemical weapons. and in fact, that would be as the president has said, a game-changer. it would be the first u.s. military involvement in this conflict in the two-year conflict. natalie? >> andrea mitchell in jerusalem for us this morning, thank you, andrea. >>> u.s. officials tell nbc news this morning that new threats out of north korea are largely bluster. pyongyang says it will attack u.s. military bases in japan and guam, in response to joint u.s./south korean military exercises. >>> a internet attack on tuesday has been traced to a chinese internet address. but those addresses can be easily manipulated, meaning the exact source of the hack still remains uncertain. >>> a budget plan with sweeping cuts is on its way to the house for approval today. the spending bill would keep the government up and running throug
the possibility of drone strikes against u.s. citizens. >>> a big day for tech company making its debut in new york city. model n based in redwood city and makes revenue management software for life sciences and technology companies. the company's ceo in new york for that bell ringing. officially did the honors. that is on the new york stock exchange. shares popped right out of the gate. the stock price is up by close to 35%, trades on the market today. the company's share started a dollar more than what was expected by the experts. >>> american airlines defending its plan to give its outgoing ceo almost $20 million in severance pay. american airlines ceo is being replaced by the chief executive officer of us airways, as soon as the two companies complete their merger. a trustee overseeing american airlines bankruptcy objects to the payout. american says bankruptcy code does not apply because the payout will be made by the new airline after the merger pulls it out of bankruptcy. >>> ebay is taking aim at amazon overhauling fees for sellers on the website. starting in april, ebay will let selle
't see near as much activity or hardly any activity, illegal activity. >> south carolina's u.s. attorney, bill nettles, devised this program, a year-long, three-step assault on drug crime called s.t.a.n.d., short for stop and take a new direction. step one has just ended with the arrest of 23 hard-core dealers. in step two, dozens of charleston farm's residents come to court and try to influence the judge to set higher bonds and keep those dealers in jail. >> when somebody gets a $200,000 bond over normally it's been $15,000 or $20,000, big difference. >> but now comes step three, the most difficult of all. remember, there were eight low-level drug dealers purposely not arrested. bill nettles wants to save them from a life of crime. >> we knew a lot about them. some of them are selling drugs because they're supporting a habit. and some of them are selling drugs because they had little other choice, or at least they felt they had little other choice. >> these eight men, whether they know it or not, are at a pivotal moment in their lives. none of them are hard-core criminals, yet. u.s. att
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